Kevin McCarthy looking off camera.

‘America is no longer woke’: Democrats roast Kevin McCarthy’s late-night, eight-hour filibuster

'With McCarthy, it's Build Back Later.'

On Nov 19, 2021 by Claire Goforth

Donald Trump finds himself under increasing scrutiny amid Michael Wolff's 'Fire and 'Fury.'

Donald Trump wants Republican to go ‘nuclear’ to end government shutdown

Trump has forgotten one important thing, though.

On Jan 21, 2018 by Josh Katzowitz

Donald Trump tweeting about filibuster rules

Trump warns of government shutdown, says minority Democrats have too much power

Despite Republicans controlling both houses of Congress and the White House, President Trump is frustrated with Democratic power.

On May 2, 2017 by Andrew Couts

Neil Gorsuch

Senate fight over Neil Gorsuch nomination reaches boiling point Wednesday morning

Bernie Sanders deconstructed Gorsuch's judicial decisions in a 13-minute speech.

On Apr 5, 2017 by David Gilmour

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How to diaper your way through a 15-hour filibuster

Questions arose about peeing during Sen. Chris Murphy's gun control marathon.

On Jun 16, 2016 by Mary Emily O'Hara

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How Rand Paul just accidentally violated campaign-finance law


On Jun 1, 2015 by Eric Geller

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Sen. Rand Paul is ‘filibustering’ the Patriot Act

Can he beat his previous speech record of 13 hours?

On May 20, 2015 by Dell Cameron, Eric Geller

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Has the Internet already gotten bored with Wendy Davis?

The Texas state senator fell short in her first online fundraising push.

On Oct 5, 2013 by Aja Romano

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9 things you could have done during Ted Cruz’s 20-hour speech

You could have driven from Washington, D.C., to Cruz’s home state of Texas.

On Sep 25, 2013 by Mike Fenn

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Ted Cruz’s fauxlibuster tangents, ranked by germaneness

Where can you find references to Star Wars, White Castle, and Dr. Seuss all in one place? On the floor of the United States Senate, of course.

On Sep 25, 2013 by Mike Fenn

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Will the Real Wendy Davis please stand up?

A WordPress blog has surfaced, calling into question whether the Texas senator is a "superfake human Barbie doll."

On Jul 3, 2013 by Audra Schroeder

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Dot Dot Dot: Is the tweet mightier than the sword?

The view from Texas is pretty inspiring. At least for the moment, the Internet is supercharging democracy. 

On Jun 27, 2013 by Nicholas White

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Austin band turns historic filibuster into new anthem

"Wendy Davis" was written and produced in just two hours, using footage the band personally recorded at Tuesday's protest. 

On Jun 27, 2013 by Aja Romano

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Snarky Amazon users review Wendy Davis’s filibuster shoes

The Mizuno Women's Wave Rider 16 running shoes apparently "have a way of shutting the whole thing down."

On Jun 27, 2013 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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How citizen journalists ruled the Texas filibuster story

The best coverage of Sen. Wendy Davis' historic filibuster came from the Internet, not mainstream news outlets.

On Jun 26, 2013 by Cody Permenter